"Killer Granny" denied bond in Florida court

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After killing her husband, Riess fled to Florida and befriended Hutchinson before killing her, stealing her identity and her auto, and moving on Ocala and then Texas.

The defense team for 56-year-old Lois Riess tried to make a case around waiting on the decision, but the judge denied the request.

Lois Riess was extradited from South Padre Island, Texas, to Lee County this weekend and is in custody with the Lee County Sheriff's Office. The Fort Myers News-Press reports Riess arrived in Fort Myers from Texas on Saturday to face charges of homicide, identity theft and others.

A national manhunt began for Riess after her husband's body was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the couple's home in Blooming Prairie, Minn., on March 23.

After waving her right to an extradition hearing, Riess will stand trial in Lee County for second degree murder, grand theft of a motor vehicle, and criminal use of personal identification. Video footage at a local brewery captured Riess have a discussion with her alleged victim, who investigators believe was targeted due to her similar appearance.

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